A Puppy for Christmas – 9 No Prep Lessons & Activities “Y” as a Vowel


Children love reading about the Tuesday Family and their adventures.  This story is filled with magical delight and the heart warming joys of receiving a special gift for Christmas.

Teaching phonics becomes an effortless task with these 9 no-prep, Christmas themed lessons, perfect for the classroom, in-person or online.


A Puppy for Christmas – 9 No Prep Lessons & Activities – “Y” as a Vowel

This is an ideal resource for teaching reading while promoting social and emotional learning (SEL). Employing the multisensory Orton-Gillingham approach, every activity supports development of one or more of the five pillars of reading—phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency while simultaneously providing opportunities for children to develop self-awareness and other SEL core competencies.

The Tiger Tuesday Reading Program was originally created with the goal of providing students with purposeful, playful practice of the decoding and encoding skills they need to read—purposeful, because activities all focus on a given phonetic pattern, and playful, because there’s something fun for every student. And we know that learning to read, as with any skill, takes practice. Research—and common sense—tell us that we all learn more easily when we’re engaged. And when are we most engaged? When we’re having fun—which only happens when we feel physically and emotionally safe and confident in our social interactions.

This “Y” as a Vowel 9 Lesson Pack includes: 

  • Detailed Teachers Guides with answer sheets
  • 1 Story for decoding practice and comprehension
  • 1 Play script for improving fluency and focus
  • 7 Activity sheets for writing and spelling

Each lesson pack provides multiple opportunities for children to practice the “Y” as a vowel phonetic pattern while simultaneously developing and practicing the CASEL* skills and competencies:

  1. Self Awareness
  2. Self Management
  3. Social Awareness
  4. Relationship Skills
  5. Responsible Decision-Making


*Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

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